Where the Wild Things Are Bookstore at West End sends regular emails to customers to join them in their celebration of literature – there areinvitations to view new publications, speak to the authors, bring children to author chats and activities, listen to story time on Mondays, go to school holiday activities.
I know it’s a sales pitch, but it’s a great sales pitch . The Wild Things community cares about literature, specialising in children’s literature. They promote local artists and authors, advise on books and activity choices for children of all ages and offer a wide spectrum of topics and interests.
Getting into the library thing early gives children a great start to learning, to imagining, to listening and to sharing stories with others. It’s about widening horizons through reading, rhymes, poetry, painting and activities.
A Facebook page creates an online community where the bookstore and its patrons can communicate and be updated on new books and upcoming events. Customers can also follow the bookstore programs by accessing its blog, following on twitter or viewing on youtube.
Creating a community of learning through a suburban bookstore where like-minded people can meet up and share their love of literature gives parents, carers and children a happy place to go to.